OUR UNIQUE CURRICULUM

Leonardo Da Vinci Academy’s dedicated professionals employ proven methods and our unique Da Vincian approach to learning at the Preschool, Primary, Junior, and Intermediate levels. The ultimate goal is to encourage a love of learning and independent thinking skills, and help students realize their whole potential. A high level of personal attention insures that individual student needs are met.

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In keeping with LDVA’s “Thinking Like Leonardo” focus, at all levels and across the curriculum, students at LDVA are encouraged to:

 

  • experience with all their senses
  • learn from their mistakes
  • be open minded
  • ask meaningful questions
  • balance their creative and logical sides
  • cultivate & appreciate their physical nature
  • and develop an appreciation for their connection with the universe
LDVA has developed a well-balanced curriculum of studies in Sciences, Arts, and Humanities is enriched by an after-school program of diverse clubs and sports. Meaningful excursions and extra-curricular activities serve to further enhance leaning, develop skills, foster responsibility, and contribute to school spirit and a healthy social life. Enriched Ontario Ministry of Education guidelines are adapted in elementary grade subjects including: Language Arts/English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and History & Geography. Additional areas of study include: Italian, Religion, French, Art, Physical & Health Education, Music and Guidance/Family Studies.

PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS

LDVA offers two distinct Early Childhood Education programs for children aged 2.5 to 6.
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SCUOLA MATERNA
is the Academy’s Italian immersion preschool for children aged 4 to 6 years and is also Montessori based. It is the only such program in Canada with international recognition from the Italian Government.
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CASA MONTESSORI
is an accredited Montessori preschool that nurtures curiosity and independence. The Casa classroom is designed to stimulate the child’s cognitive, creative and social development. Casa is also licenced by the Ontario Ministry for children aged 2.5 to 6 years old.
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ELEMENTARY PROGRAMS

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LOWER ELEMENTARY
CCMA accredited Lower Elementary Montessori (Grades 1 to 3)
UPPER ELEMENTARY
Montessori Upper Elementary (Grades 4-8)

ITALIAN STUDIES

is unique at LDVA and provides both intellectual and cultural enrichment for students at all grade levels. The study of the language of the Renaissance is a valuable background for careers in Music, Fine Art, Modern Languages, Architecture, Design, Linguistics, and International Affairs. On August of 2005, LDVA received official recognition from the Italian government. As a result, qualifying graduates of the Academy may apply for a certificate of equivalency for Italian secondary schools.

RELIGION

LDVA is registered with the Ontario Ministry of Education as an independent Roman Catholic elementary school. Students at from Grade 1 to 8 are introduced to Religion through the Gospel and other readings from the Bible. These are supplemented with exercises from Canadian Catechetical texts and related activities. The goal is to heighten spiritual awareness while preparing eligible students for the sacraments of Holy Communion and Confirmation. A Catholic priest, serves as a valuable resource to staff and students.

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